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Avagantam0s


May
2nd
2012

Some bad news · 11:08pm May 2nd, 2012

Some of you guys may have realized that my recent story, "A Visit from Death" is no longer available and are wondering why. The truth is that I've scrapped the project. I know that some people may be upset about this, but I guarantee that you're not as upset as I am. And here's why:

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A salute to you, sir. After all this time, I've done it. I got featured for a new story. I still love what you did, and I wish you the best in all you do.

Ok so I had this HUGE idea today and I was hoping you could check it out.its on Dv art. hope you like it.
http://konics.deviantart.com/journal/Story-302924355#comments:pinkiehappy:

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You have made a common fatal mistake. You started to view the writing as writing for your readers rather than yourself. The only thing readers should be to you is a source of critique to get better at writing. They are not paying you to spend your time writing a story. You are taking time out of your day, expending your energy to create something that you enjoy.

The fact that your story was featured does not mean that you must "keep up" that status. It is only there to point people to stories that others think shows promise. You have something good here. Be happy that it was recognized. That is no something that everyone gets to experience.

In all honesty, I think that you should take some time to think about what you are doing. Think about why you don't think it is good enough. This lack of self confidence will only hurt you in the long run.

Cloudburst makes an excellent point. Delete nothing. Doing so robs you of the ability to receive feedback. It also frustrates those that wanted to read your story and had no chance to. I was actually about to read that story. Until I found out that it was deleted.

Iā€™m afraid I may have ranted a bit. But, this is not the first time I have seen this. All I can really say now is write for yourself, and do not worry about keeping up a status or making everyone happy. There will always be some that are unsatisfied with your work.

I understand what you are saying, and trust me it's happened to me too. You get a hugely positive response to something you've created and the first thing that happens is you feel exhilarated. Then, as time goes on, you start to look back at that same piece of work and think, I bet more people would have liked it if I had done it this way instead of that way. Unfortunately, this usually convinces the person to either delete or seriously change what they had done. The best thing to do, unless you just don't like writing/drawing/editing whatever it is anymore, is to keep at it. If you get good feedback, no matter how small, it means that someone enjoyed it. To really get good at writing/drawing/whatever don't delete anything, even if you realize it really sucked arse, keep it up so that you can learn from feedback. No matter what you decide to do, I would like you to know that I enjoy your writing, so don't beat yourself up about this. Also, have a nice day.:ajsmug:

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I've put up a journal explaining everything.

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